Council President, Michael Tolmer
Council Vice President, Bruce Ghelarducci
Council, William Henderson
Nino Petrocelli, Sr.
Mayor, Betty Copeland Solicitor,
Engineer, Joe Sites
Borough Manager, Lori Collins
Police Chief, Chad King
South Bridge EMS, Dan Miller
Fire Chief, William Chilleo – Absent
Jay Steck – 716 Maple Street Bridgeville, PA 15017
Mr. Steck stated that he is here to inquire about the steps on Laurel Street that he believes are a safety hazard.
M. Tolmer stated that it is roughly $60,000.00 to fix the steps which is not within our budget. We are trying to recruit local contractors to help us with the project. Mr. Steck spoke about various issues and concerns that he has throughout Bridgeville Borough.
Bob Fryer – 479 Bank Street Ext. Bridgeville, PA 15017
Mr. Fryer spoke about transportation issues throughout Bridgeville.
Lynn Ready-Aspiotes – 663 Elm Street Bridgeville, PA 15017
Ms. Aspiotes stated that she would like Council to consider having a possible ban on selling pets from pet stores in Bridgeville. She stated that it is a greedy industry that breeds puppies over and over again. She is a volunteer for the Humane Society and stated that these puppy mills sell over priced sick puppies and animals. Solicitor McDermott stated that he will look into this closer because he knows that there are legalities regarding this type of ban.
Mike Chiodo – 233 Station Street Bridgeville, PA 15017
Mr. Chiodo congratulated Mayor Betty Copeland and wished her the best of luck. He questioned the tax structure on vacant land and if there is an ordinance on dog waste. Council went into further details.
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by J. Colosimo approving the minutes of the February 12, 2018 regular meeting as submitted. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by V. Schneider approving Resolution No. 2018-02; a resolution of the Borough of Bridgeville confirming the application to the PA Small Water and Sewer Program for a grant in the amount of $180,293.28 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority to be used for the 2018 Full Length Manhole to Manhole Lining Project. Remarks: M. Tolmer stated that the total project cost in $212, l 09. 7 4 with the Borough responsible for 15% or $31,816.46. All in favor, motion carried 7-0
2018 SANITARY SEWER EXCAVATION AND REPAIR PROJECT
Bids were advertised and publicly opened on Thursday March 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers for the 2018 Sanitary Sewer Excavation and Repair Project with the following bid results:
Contractor — Bid Bond — Bid
Niando Construction, Inc.– 10% — $190,840.00
Soli Construction, Inc. — 10% — $224,650.00
State P Pipe Services — 10% — $269,940.00
Osiris Enterprises — 10% — $360,430.00
A motion was made by N. Petrocelli Sr., seconded by J. Colosimo approving the award of the bid to the lowest responsible bidder Niando Construction, Inc. in the amount of$190,840.00 contingent upon review of all required documentation by Engineer Sites. All in favor, motion carried 7-0
BALDWIN STREET BACKWATER VALVE PROJECT
Bids were advertised and publicly opened on Thursday March 8, 2018 at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers for the Baldwin Street Backwater Valve Project with the following bid results:
Contractor — Bid Bond — Bid
Osiris Enterprises — 10% — $67,800.00
Soli Construction — 10% — $84,700.00
Nevaeh Pipe Bursting, LLC — 10% — $112,190.00
A motion was made by N. Petrocelli Sr., seconded by B. Ghelarducci approving the award of the bid to the lowest responsible bidder Osiris Enterprises in the amount of $67,800.00 contingent upon review of all required documentation by Engineer Sites. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by J, Verduci, seconded by B. Ghelarducci approving the March 2018 Bill List. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by J. Colosimo approving the payrolls of March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 2018. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by J. Vcrduci, seconded by B. Ghelarducci approving to pay any commissions due the February 2018 Real Estate Tax Collector Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by J. Verduci, seconded by B. Ghelarducci approving the January 2018 Financial Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by W. Henderson, seconded by V. Schneider approving the February 2018 Police Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
A motion was made by W. Henderson, seconded by J. Colosimo approving the February 2018 Zoning Report. All in favor, motion carried 7-0.
ADMINISTRATION, BRUCE GHELARDUCCI
J. Colosimo stated the parks will be open on April 1st weather permitting. He also stated that the deadline for the newsletter is April 9th Manager Collins stated that the water will be turned on in the parks at the end of the month weather permitting.
N. Petrocelli Sr. stated that the regular snow wages spent for this February are $5,809.20, snow overtime $4,604.64 and the salt amount is $29,730.20. He stated that these figures are pretty good even with the weather that we have had. He also stated that Public Works have also been busy rebuilding a catch basin on Harding Street, fixing a sink hole on Pennsylvania Avenue, cleaning up the parks, snow removal, etc. Ms. Falconi from the audience thanked the Public Works Department for doing such a great job on the roads.
W. Henderson stated that the Public Safety Committee has met to negotiate the new Police contract. He congratulated Chief King for his 100,000 views on Facebook.
Mayor Copeland stated that she will be presenting a proclamation to the Solid Rock Revival Church on March 24th at 5:30. She also was pleased to read a letter from Timothy P. Burke, Special Agent in Charge of the US Secret Service Pittsburgh Field Office addressed to Chief Chad King dated February 6, 2018 regarding the assistance of the police department to the secret service when the vice president travelled through the Borough.
Chief King stated that the number of suboxone clinics within the Borough have decreased from 7 to 3, The police department will be picking up the boxes for the Food Drive on March 15th We received our drug take back box for unused medications.
On February 26th , a resident had a camera of a person taking a package off of her porch.
On March 9th we received a tip about a kid with a skateboard that lives on Bower Hill Road. We made contact on that Friday and while walking up onto the porch, there was the package with the lady’s shipping address.
Solicitor McDermott provided his written report to Council.
Engineer Sites provided his written report adding the following: Bridgeville Borough Council Minutes.
ALCOSAN Point of Connection Meeting: The Manager and I attended an ALCOSAN Point of Connection Meeting to review and discuss defects on the interceptor that connects to C-53 and C-53-1 0/C-54. The work to be completed is a liner in one section of the main and completing CCTVing on the section ofthc interceptor along Commercial Street. This has just been conpleted.
M. Weise spoke about traffic concerns from Station Street to Washington Avenue. Please keep the pressure on PennDOT for some kind of highway system for Upper St. Clair so they do not have to drive through Bridgeville. The Annual Art Contest for the South Fayette School District will be in April. She thanked the VFD Women’s Auxiliary for the 2 photo books.
Dale Livingston stated the Planning Commission is reviewing the Bridgeville Comprehensive Plan.
Manager Collins provided her written report and stated that the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 31st at 11:00 a.m. in Chartiers Park.
A motion to adjourn was made by B. Ghelarducci, seconded by N. Petrocelli Sr. Motion carried 7-0. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m .